Lotte Giants vs KT Wiz Prediction, 5/5/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs KT Wiz
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Lotte (-136) KT (-101)
Jeong-dae Bae and the KT Wiz (11-14, 6th in KBO) play the Lotte Giants (15-9, 2nd in KBO) at Suwon KT Wiz Park on Thursday, May 5, 2022. The Giants open this game at -136 while the Wiz are coming in at -101. The over/under is set at 7.5.
As a team, the Lotte Giants are knocking in 4.1 runs per outing, which is 4th in the league. They have accumulated 102 runs scored and hold an OBP of .325. The Giants have hit 41 doubles as a unit and have hit 16 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 97 runs batted in as well as 230 base knocks this season, while their average at the plate is at .266. Lotte is slugging .376 and have been called out on strikes 171 times, while taking a walk on 75 occasions.
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Hoon Jung is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lotte. Jung has compiled an average at the plate of .276 in his time in baseball, in addition to 527 scored runs and an OPS of .753. He has fanned 707 times and has walked on 392 occasions, contributing to a .362 on-base percentage. For his career, Jung has drilled 61 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 419 runs. His slugging percentage is .391 and he has racked up 1,305 bases. In his time in the Majors, he faced a pitcher 3,884 times and has come through with a base hit 920 times.
The Lotte Giants have notched a total of 709 putouts thus far, as well as 252 assists and 23 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .977 which has them ranked 5th in Korean baseball and have accumulated 22 double plays. The Giants have stolen 21 bases and have been thrown out 9 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 30.0%.
They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.82 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.23. Giants pitchers have allowed 5 home runs and 86 runs in total (9th in KBO). Lotte has given up 196 base hits (7.7 per 9 innings) as well as 73 earned runs. The Giants have compiled a team ERA of 2.88 on the campaign (2nd in the league), and they have rung up 240 batters.
KT has accounted for 16 long balls so far this year as well as 85 RBIs. They have recorded 29 two-baggers, while taking a walk 82 times as well as recording 94 runs. The KT Wiz hold an OBP of .321 and a batting average of .244 so far this year. The Wiz hold a slugging % of .341 and they average 3.76 runs per outing (7th in the league). They have been rung up on 209 occasions (2nd in the league) and have accounted for 204 base hits.
Jeong-dae Bae is a batter who should impact this game for KT. Bae has drawn a walk 149 times while being called out on strikes on 352 chances. He has recorded 213 runs and also has 148 RBIs. His OBP sits at .340 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .706. He has homered 26 times, with 479 total bases and also a .366 slugging percentage. For the 1,309 at-bats in his career, Bae has hit .257 in addition to 337 hits.
The KT Wiz have twisted 21 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (4th in KBO). The Wiz have recorded 253 assists, 19 errors and have a tally of 690 putouts for the season. In their 21 chances at swiping a bag, they have made it 16 times and been caught 5 times (23.8% caught stealing rate).
The Wiz have a WHIP of 1.231 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.11 as a unit so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 4.04 (190 strikeouts against 47 bases on balls). They sit at 3rd in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 225. They have given up 13 long balls and they give up 4.11 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league). The KT pitching staff have conceded 101 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 3.62 (89 earned runs allowed).
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take KT (-101)
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